Sanctioned: The Arrest of a Telecom Giant

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The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver in December 2018 placed Canada in the middle of a global trade war. Stephen Quinn narrates a story of international intrigue set against a dramatic battle to dominate the economies of the futur...Show More
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Episode 1: The Arrival

31:32 | Apr 25th

Meng Wanzhou lands in Vancouver on what was supposed to be a routine transit stop. Instead, she finds herself under arrest, accused of violating economic sanctions in Iran and facing the possibility of jail in the United States.
Episode 5: Retaliation

31:31 | Apr 29th

As Meng Wanzhou's lawyers craft a plan for her release, China shows its displeasure with the arrest of an icon by arresting two Canadians accused of spying. President Donald Trump weighs in on the situation and Meng's friends step forward to support ...Show More
Episode 6: Indictment

37:33 | May 6th

Now living under a form of house arrest, Meng Wanzhou plans her legal strategy as tensions simmer between the U.S., China and Canada.. Prosecutors unseal an indictment against Meng and Huawei and a Canadian faces the death penalty.
Episode 4: Firestorm

33:54 | Apr 25th

News breaks of Meng's arrest and the international media descends on Vancouver as Meng Wanzhou's local real estate holdings make her a poster-child for a city riven by real estate speculation by wealthy Chinese.
Episode 3: Power Point

28:56 | Apr 25th

Meng Wanzhou faces a week in a British Columbia jail. It's a remarkable change in fortunes for a woman who once welcomed former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan to an economic forum. And a revolution in Iran leads to sanctions that will one day ...Show More
Episode 2: The Family Business

33:32 | Apr 25th

As Meng Wanzhou appears in a Vancouver courtroom for the first time, the story of her remarkable career with Huawei emerges. And questions are raised about the Chinese government's role in the powerhouse firm her father built from the ground up.
Sanctioned: The Arrest of a Telecom Giant (Trailer)

02:19 | Mar 22nd

The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver in December 2018 placed Canada in the middle of a global trade war at an unprecedented moment in telecommunications history. Stephen Quinn narrates a story of international intrigue and one wom...Show More